Victim fired first shots in Harlem gunfight with cops

Angel Alvarez wrestled the gun away from Luis Soto and then shot him, attracting the attention of police, who fired the bullet that killed Soto

By Edmund DeMarche, Chuck Bennett and Jamie Schram
New York Post

NEW YORK — The man killed in the chaotic Harlem shootout early Sunday was slain by a police bullet - not one fired by a rival, as cops had initially contended - authorities said yesterday.

The development came as police also revealed that victim Luis Soto's foe, Angel Alvarez, apparently hadn't brought a gun to the scene - a reversal of what police said a day earlier.

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